• The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 44 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20102020

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Personal profile

Biography

Overview

Caleb's research focuses on two major dimensions of the future of work. One, creating green jobs and the interlinking of greening work, the broader economy and contemporary society. Two, the 'gig' economy and its implications for workers, organisations, public policy and society.

This research experience was gained via the completion of a PhD in 2013 at Curtin University. The research built a case study methodology to understand the ways in which the Australian political economic milieu affects workplace response and efforts to ‘green’ automotive manufacturing. Much of the analysis was drawn from in depth qualitative interviews with key political, industry and union leaders in Australia. The thesis also drew on international experiences to contextualise and contrast the Australian workplace response to pressing environmental issues such as climate change. This research was published in 2014 as a book 'Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution' ISBN 978-0-7391-8980-1

In 2015, Caleb completed a one year Post-Doctorate at York University, Canada, and is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada research project entitled “Adapting Canadian Work and Workplace: Canada in International Perspective” and holds a research fellowship position at the University of Western Australia.

Caleb is the Chief Investigator of a University of Western Australia research project examining work and workers lived experiences in the ‘gig economy’.

Education

PhD, Curtin University (2013)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Honours), Curtin University (2008)
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology and Politics), Curtin University (2007)

Roles and responsibilities

Co-Investigator - Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada

Executive Committee Member, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand

Future research

Climate Change and Industrial Relations
Work in the Gig Economy

Funding overview

Chief Investigator with Brett Smith, Tom Barratt and Craig Standing on a UWA Business School and BHP Billiton Research Award funded project Are Consumers Willing to Pay for Minimum Conditions for Workers in the Gig Economy? $9,920 funded. 2018.

Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Partnership Grants program. 2014-2021. CAD$2.5 million.

Previous positions

Research Fellow & Sessional Academic, Management and Organisations, Business School, University of Western Australia (2016)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada (2015)

 P/T Research Associate/Tutor, Management and Organisations, Business School, University of Western Australia (2013-14)

 Casual Research Assistant, Lecturer/Tutor, Graduate School of Business and School of Management, Curtin University (2012-14)

Current projects

Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change

Climate Change, Workplaces and Organisations in Australia

Work in the Gig Economy

Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining

Teaching overview

2018 University of Western Australia, MGMT5507 Introduction to Management and Organisations
2018 University of Western Australia, MGMT1136 Introduction to Management and Organisations

Research

Employment Relations
Industrial Relations
Future of Work
Gig Economy
Work & Environmental Issues
Organisations & Climate Change

Engagement

MEDIA

Radio Interview with Josh Szeps, The People vs Programme, ‘The People vs work’, ABC Radio National, 9 September 2018, http://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pew31KkB4L?play=true

Interview for online article, ‘Online food delivery company Foodora facing legal action over alleged underpayment of staff’, ABC News, 12 June 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-12/foodora-online-delivery-company-faces-legal-action-over-pay/9861178

Radio Interview with Geoff Hutchinson, Drive Program, ABC Perth 720, 31 January 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/drive/drive/9359650

Radio Interview with Peter Bell and Paula Kruger, Breakfast Program, ABC Perth 720, 31 January 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/breakfast/breakfast/9359644

‘McKenny, L & Keep, J. (2017). ‘The food delivery cyclists risking their lives in high-speed tunnels’. SBS Australia, 16 November 2017 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/15/food-delivery-cyclists-risking-their-lives-high-speed-tunnels

Radio Interview with Clint Wheeldon, ‘Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker’, ABC Perth 720, 21 August 2017

Radio Interview with Gareth Evan, ‘Gig Work’, 6PR 882, 19 June 2017.

‘The growing popularity of the concept of a “just transition”’ Workplace Express, 7 March, 2017.

Madel, C. ‘Your green car could cause black rain in China’ interviewed for the National Observer28 July, 2015. http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/07/28/news/your-green-car-could-cause-black-rain-china

‘York researchers analyze the greening of green technology’ Yfile15 July, 2015.

http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/15/york-researchers-analyze-the-greening-of-green-technology/

‘To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Radio InterviewIndymediaRTR FM 92.1, 5 January, 2015

‘Episode 81: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Podcast interview on Progressive Podcast Australia, 6 January, 2015 

‘Sustainable Capitalism’ Radio InterviewIndymediaRTR FM 92.1, 1 October 2012. 

‘Environmental sustainability clauses in just 1.5% of agreements’ Workplace Express, 25 June 2012. Interviewed for and quoted in the workplace express article

Industrial relevance

INDUSTRY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP REPORTS

Lambert, R., Ellem, B., Todd, P. & Goods, C(2017) ‘Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining’, final report to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.

INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS

Goods, C(2017), ‘Sustainability and Work: What does global warming have to do with my pay cheque?’, Australian Council of Trade Unions’ Training Workshop 2017, Perth, Western Australia, 18 August 2017

Todd, P and Goods, C(2016) ‘The Future of Work and IR: What can we learn from the mining engineering services industry?’,Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia State Conference 2016, Perth, Western Australia, 18 November 2016

Ellem, B., Todd, P., Lambert, R., Goods, C., Rainnie, A., ‘Global Production Networks, Managing Uncertainty and Labour in Australia, IndustriALL Global Caterpillar Network Meeting, Detroit, USA, 15th June 2016

Lambert, R., Todd, P., Ellem, B., Rainnie, A., Herod, A., Goods, C., ‘Global Production Networks in Engineering & Mining Service Companies: the impact on workers and the work they do’, AMWU Delegate Training Workshop, Sydney, Australia 17th June 2014  

PARLIAMENTARY SUBMISSIONS

Barratt, T., Goods, C. & Veen, A (2018) ‘Submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers’, Australian Senate, Canberra 16 February 2018, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Future_of_Work_and_Workers/FutureofWork/Submissions

External positions

Co-Investigator Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change, York University Toronto

1 Jan 20151 Jan 2021

Research expertise keywords

  • Work And Climate Change
  • Organisations And Climate Change
  • Environmental Policy
  • Future Of Work
  • 'Gig' Economy

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Research Output

Labour in global production networks: Workers and unions in mining engineering work

Todd, P. A., Ellem, B. L., Goods, C., Rainnie, A. F. & Smith, L. A., Feb 2020, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy: an international journal. 41, 1, p. 98-120 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    374 Downloads (Pure)

    The ‘Gigification’ of Work in the 21st Century

    Veen, A., Kaine, S., Goods, C. & Barratt, T., 28 Jan 2020, Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries. Holland, P. & Brewster, C. (eds.). Routledge-Cavendish, p. 15-32 18 p. (Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    ‘I’m my own boss…’: Active intermediation and ‘entrepreneurial’ worker agency in the Australian gig-economy

    Barratt, T., Goods, C. & Veen, A., 24 Mar 2020, In : Environment and Planning A. p. 1-19

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Australian business: Embracing, reconceptualising, or ignoring a just transition in Australia

    Goods, C., 14 Nov 2019, Just Transitions: Social Justice in the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon World . Morena, E., Krause, D. & Stevis, D. (eds.). UK: Pluto Press, p. 76-94 19 p. (Just Transitions).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

  • Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: "Working the Ground' in Scotland

    Goods, C., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 61, 1, p. 150-151 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Press / Media

    "Undermined" members contributing to union's crisis: Paper

    Caleb Goods, Bradon Ellem & Trish Todd

    18/02/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Flexibility of gig economy jobs a mirage article in the Sydney Morning Herald

    Caleb Goods, Alex Veen & Tom Barrett

    12/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    The Conversation

    Caleb Goods

    25/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    The Conversation

    Caleb Goods, Alex Veen & Tom Barratt

    14/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    The Conversation

    Caleb Goods, Alex Veen & Tom Barratt

    21/08/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media